Six women have come forward to Stormy Daniels’ lawyer with similar stories
Stormy Daniels’s lawyer said on Thursday that he has been approached by six other women with stories about President Trump similar to that of the adult-film actress.
Michael Avenatti cautioned in an appearance on CNN that he had not yet vetted the cases “to any great degree,” but said that at least two of the women have nondisclosure agreements.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a nondisclosure agreement that she says prevents her from speaking publicly about an alleged extramarital affair she had with Trump more than a decade ago.
“The initial consultations, the initial information that we’re receiving indicates that there are some striking similarities between their stories and that of my client, Ms. Clifford,” Avenatti said.
Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, just weeks before the 2016 presidential campaign. She alleges that the payment was part of an agreement to keep allegations of the affair under wraps.
Cohen has acknowledged the payment to Daniels, which was transferred from a limited liability company set up by Cohen, but has insisted that the money came from his personal funds and were not connected to the Trump campaign.
Avenatti said Thursday that he did not yet know whether other women had been paid out of the same company used to pay Daniels.